Irwin Toy Toyfair Preview

The following is a preview of what we can expect from Irwin Toy at Toyfair this year (from Irwin Toy press releases):

Irwin Toy Limited (IWT.TO) is set to launch the most spectacular toy line in its 75-year history when it unveils a new and comprehensive line of Dragon Ball Z action figures, vehicles, play sets and accessories at the International Toy Fair in New York in February, announced Francess Wells Cunningham, Vice President, Marketing.

In addition to fully articulated, expertly sculpted Dragon Ball Z figures, Irwin Toy will introduce new role-playing games and an assortment that includes Morphing Skin action figures, a Double Punch line and many others in the traditional 5.5-inch size, as well as a complete collectible line of 9-inch Dragon Ball Z action figures.

New DRAGON BALL Z action figures, vehicles, play sets and accessories will bring the Sagas of DRAGON BALL Z to life for children and collectors…With new action figures ranging from the show’s most popular heroes, including Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and Trucks in both standard and Super Saiyan roles, to Android villains, children will be enthralled with the realism of the beautifully-sculpted, fully-articulated figures and vehicles, along with a new role-play assortment including DragonBall Radar with ball detection and simulated tracking, and Scouter with lights and voice-activated disc launcher. In addition to the product and marketing initiatives of Irwin Toy, DRAGON BALL Z’s producer and licensor, FUNimation Productions Ltd., has assembled more than 80 excellent licensees to create a synergistic market impact.

So what’s new? A summary: the “Double-Punch” line, “collectable 9 inch figures”, a Dragon Radar toy, a Scouter toy, and more 5 inch figures. I’ll post more details on these toys as I get them.

Toyfair will be February 11-15, check back at the DBTI for complete coverage!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 29, 2000 | Jess Horsley

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all of you from!

We wish you and yours a great holiday season with lots of laughs, holiday cheer… and hopefully plenty of Dragonball toys under the tree!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 24, 2000 |

Irwin 4 Pack - Variant, or original intent?

According to an e-mail I received from the Sam Goody-exclusive 4-pack now comes with a Master Roshi figure in a yellow jacket, rather than the black jacketed original figure that came with the one I found the first day they were out. It appears that Irwin jumped the gun on this pack, and didn’t put the special edition figure in the pack as they intended.

What impact this might have on the secondary market value of this piece it hard to tell, but once I start seeing them, I’ll post something on it.

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 24, 2000 | Jess Horsley

I'm not dead!

Hey folks—a tip for all of you last minute Christmas shoppers out there—it appears from many e-mails I’m getting that Wal-Marts in the US are getting loads of Series 16 and new Blasting figures before Christmas, so if you’re still searching for those figures, I suggest you give ol’ Wally-World a try.

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 19, 2000 | Jess Horsley

Customs pages fixed!

Well, the Customs pages have been fixed for the most part. Any problems that were present with the pages should be repaired. Any links,however, should be checked by the individual customizers on their pages, as it would take me a full day to check all 250 customs that are up so far…

Please report any dead links to with the subject line “My customs page”… It would be appreciated if you all could do so.

Also, I must continue to ask you all to pause customs submissions for another week or so, allowing me to catch up on some work I need to get finished. I thank you all for your patience.

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 16, 2000 |

Palisades mini-busts page!

Palisades has put up a Dragonball Z page with the line up for their series of mini-busts! You can check it out here, click on the DBZ section. The line-up, from the images on their site, includes Goku, Krillin, Androids 17&18, Cell, Trunks, and Piccolo!

Thanks to for sending this in!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 08, 2000 | Jess Horsley

The Kappa takes a short leave

I’m going to be away for a few days…
my computers really messed up and I can’t access the site with the current ISP I’m with right now… So, until I format my system and get the problem resolved with the ISP service, I ask that everyone halts all message board requests and any other mail, unless it’s important. I’ll still be watching the message board in the meantime, from school… but everything else will be on hold for the next 2-3 days…

Anyone who’s emailed me and hasn’t recieved a response… please be patient. I’m trying to get things back off the ground as quickly as possible.

***UPDATE: 12/7/2000:***

Okay, everything’s fixed on my system now. I’m running smoothly, and I’m gonna fix up the customs tonight. Anyone who was withholding mail (except for customs- Please still don’t send them) can send away now.

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 04, 2000 |

A milestone, I guess...

Here’s an interesting, er, benchmark of how popular the DBTI has become that I noticed this morning. Check out our Master Roshi page (pay close attention of the photo of MY figure)—then go to this page at

Coincidence? I think not.

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 03, 2000 | Jess Horsley


Hey everyone… it’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally done the gigantic customs page update I’ve been working on…

First of all, theres the old customizers with new additions:

Cland 97
Kid Kool
Trunks 3069

Also, the following customizers are welcomed to the DBTI with new customs pages:

Future Trunks
Super Gotenks 76
Tenshinhan 13
Sk8er Vegeta&Sk8er Trunks

Next are the new additions to the concept corner:

Crocodile Dende
Little Pest
Super Gogeta 4

Well, that should be all for now. I’m now going to put my time into furthering the contest section, managaing the message board (something that I really need to devote more time to) and other things around the site that need tidying up. Becuse of these tasks, I would ask all of you with outstanding customs and concepts to NOT send them to me until further notice. Any sent to me will simply be deleted. I’ll make an announcement when I’m ready for more. Thanks to everyone who’s contributed work…

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 01, 2000 |

Create your own character contest page finally up!

That’s right, folks.. for those of you who were around back in June / July 2000, we ran a contest where you would make your own character… with the winner getting their character created into figure form by the Great Sage!

Check out the contest entries HERE.

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | December 01, 2000 |

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